Komodo-dragon meaning

kə-mōdō
A large monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) native to Indonesia. It is the largest living lizard, sometimes growing to a length of 3 meters (10 feet).
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A giant, flesh-eating monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) of SE Asian jungles: it is the largest living lizard, reaching a length of c. 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
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Varanus komodoensis, an endangered species of monitor lizard native to certain Indonesian islands east of Java, the world's largest lizard, growing to 10 feet or 3 meters, known for its ability to kill prey with its septic saliva.
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Origin of komodo-dragon

  • After Komodo , an island of south-central Indonesia

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Komodo (island) + dragon

    From Wiktionary